World's First Known Magnetic Cellulose Loudspeakers: Potential for Magnetic Cellulose Comes in Crisp and Clear World's First Known Magnetic Cellulose Loudspeakers: Potential for Magnetic Cellulose Comes in Crisp and Nov. 20, 2013 — They're flat, ultra-thin and great-sounding. The world's first known magnetic cellulose loudspeakers have been demonstrated at KTH. Throughout the ages, Swedes have relied on their country's vast forests as a source of sustenance and economic growth. Now add the world's first magnetic cellulose membrane loudspeakers to the list of products that can be produced from wood. These flat, sonorous and environmentally-friendly speakers are made with a new material derived from wood pulp -- magnetic cellulose gel -- which was developed at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Raptor robot runs at 28.58 mph, faster than any human but a bit slow than Cheetahbot Tweet Raptor is a fast-running biped robot developed by MSC Lab, KAIST. It has two under-actuated legs and a tail inspired by velociraptors. The Raptor robot runs at a speed of 46 km/h on a treadmill with off-board power. Tail-assisted pitch control provides stability over high obstacles. For more information about Raptor robot, email email@example.com or visit After Killing More than 1,600 People This Drone Operator Called It Quits Joshua Krause The Daily Sheeple January 26th, 2015 Reader Views: 3,504 For nearly 5 years, Brandon Bryant served in the United States Air Force as part of a crew that piloted one of America’s drones. During this time, it’s estimated that he played a role in killing 1,626 people. But after logging thousands of hours of flight time, and giving the military some of the best years of his life, he decided that he’d had enough.
SIRI RISING: The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins The world got its first inkling of the quick wit that would make Apple’s Siri an icon during a packed press conference held before an auditorium of tech elite. "Who are you?" an Apple executive asked the assistant. “I am a humble personal assistant,” Siri answered to appreciative laughter.
The bots of war 45inShare Jump To Close By the time the sun rose on Friday, December 19th, the Homestead Miami race track had been taken over by robots. This Bamboo Scooter Runs On Nothing But Air Forget gas, now a scooter exists that is designed to run on nothing but air. Specifically, compressed air, the same stuff that’s used to clean computer keyboards, fill scuba tanks, fire paintball guns, and more recently, to power cars. Like an electric scooter, the Ecomoto is quiet, doesn’t pump pollution into the atmosphere, and if the air compressor used to fill its tank runs on renewable electricity, doesn’t have much of a carbon footprint. Robot Room Service is Here Mar 6, 2015 At the Aloft Silicon Valley Hotel in Newark, California, robots provide the room service! When the robot is outside your door it will call your room and let you know your delivery is outside.
Transhumanism Transhumanism (abbreviated as H+ or h+) is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as the ethics of developing and using such technologies. They speculate that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label "posthuman". History According to Nick Bostrom, transcendentalist impulses have been expressed at least as far back as in the quest for immortality in the Epic of Gilgamesh, as well as historical quests for the Fountain of Youth, Elixir of Life, and other efforts to stave off aging and death.
Permaculture: Creating Sustainable Systems Permaculture is a design science based on the observation of natural systems. It helps us realise an ethical approach for creating ecological systems for sustainability in all aspects of our lives. It involves creating forest food gardens; planting and maintaining both non-edible and edible plants such as vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, berries and grain. Along with keeping and breeding animals, eliminating the need for herbicide, catching and reusing rainwater; creating swales, soil creation, local economics, preventing pests and diseases, reducing waste and creating energy and community systems.
Cupertino Aloft Hotel Beta Testing Room Service Robot Some people are worried that the rise of robots will herald the end of civilization, as described in the Terminator films. Others are concerned about robots replacing humans, leading to even higher unemployment. But for the Starwood hotel chain, robots might be a popular addition to its hotels. Starwood is currently beta testing the use of room service robots at the Aloft Hotel, which is located near the Apple campus in Cupertino. The thinking is that the kind of people who are staying in a hotel in Cupertino embrace new technology and won't be alarmed if a robot instead of a human delivers them toothpaste at 2:00 am.
Robot Spider Army Responds to Hand Signals Using New Intel Processor by Kristan T. Harris A robot spider army that can be controlled by body gestures and hand movements has been developed by Intel. Our Animated World - Wall-E and the Environmental Apocalypse - The Perils of ... Dossier » Our Animated World The Perils of Thoughtless Consumerism by Amarjeet Nayak In an increasingly consumerist and market-driven world where environmental concerns have taken a back seat, Pixar’s Wall-E comes across as a logical pointer towards an apocalyptic future of the earth and its inhabitants. The futuristic world that the movie projects stems directly from the absolute indifference of the world’s dominant species towards the protection and preservation of its host – Earth.
Aquaponics and Vertical Farming. Aquaponics is a sustainable, closed-loop food production system that combines traditional aquaculture (breeding/keeping fish) with hydroponics (growing plants without the use of soil) using an eco-system approach within a symbiotic environment. The by-products from the fish get broken down by beneficial bacteria into nutrients. The waste water is then pumped up/upcycled as an organic fertilizer for the plants in the hydroponic sub-system. The plants take up the nutrients whilst also cleaning the water – which is then recirculated back down for the fish. Aquaponics is about recycling wastes into resources, combining technologies, creating eco-systems, promoting biodiversity and producing food.
Dubai Announces New Fleet Of “Robocops” By Joshua Krause Police in the United Arab Emirates are preparing to adopt a strange new partner. The city of Dubai has announced that they will be introducing a fleet of automated security guards in 2017, making them the first city in the world to use robotic police officers. Unlike the fearsome machines that have been frequently portrayed in movies like Robocop, these bots won’t be taking on an aggressive role (at least, not immediately).